2008年11月4日，奥巴马以压倒性多数击败马侃当选为下一届美国总统。公民自由联盟对奥巴马的当选表示热烈祝贺，并希望奥巴马总统能够在在任期间带领美国和全世界走出金融危机，结束伊拉克战争；更重要的是，恢复全世界对美国作为自由，民主和正义化身的信任。 (博讯 boxun.com)
Chinese Coalition for Citizens Rights Congratulates Barack Obama on His Election as the Next US President
On Nov 5, 2008, Senator Barack Obama was elected the next president of the United States in a landslide victory over Senator John McCain. Chinese Coalition for Citizens Rights would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Obama on winning this presidential election, and we look forward that President elect Obama will play a key role in the coming years in leading America and the rest of the world out of the financial crisis, ending the war in Iraq, and above all, reestablishing the confidence and trust of the world in America as the leader of freedom, democracy, and justice.
It was not even conceivable a few years back that an African American could be elected president of the United States, given the fact that before Martin Luther King’s time in the 60’s American negroes couldn’t even take the seats of the white people on a bus. Mr. Obama’s election as the first African American president demonstrates to the world why America is a great country; it doesn’t have to be perfect in every way; in fact, in its less than 300-year history, it had slavery system; it waged bloody wars against native Indians; women were not entitled to vote until the beginning of the last century; etc. What makes America great is its value for freedom, and a functioning democratic system to represent the will of the people that is capable of correcting its own mistakes. America has been changing; only for the better. This is why America is great.
We would also like to take this opportunity to call President elect Obama’s attention to the fact that on the other side of the globe, 1.3 billion Chinese people are still deprived of their rights to select a government by votes. The Chinese Communist Party has been ruling China with dictatorship and tyranny for 59 years; it not only continues violating Chinese citizen’s human rights by controlling the media, prohibiting freedom of speech and association, but also tries to trade factory orders for human rights with the Western world, including the United States, in order to prolong its dictatorship. To yield to or acquiesce a dictatorship for immediate gains will seriously breach the American value and hurt those fighting for freedom, and lose the trust of the people, both domestic and foreign; We hope that during President Obama’s presidency, the United States government will send a loud voice to the Communist Chinese government that American value for freedom and democracy, and the universal value for human rights are not for trade. After all, a democratic China is in the fundamental interest of the United States of America, and the civilized world.
It is time for a change. Together, we can make a change. Yes, we can!
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